Sound and Vision Reflection

Throughout this semester this has been a lesson that i have really enjoyed.

Some aspects have taken a little getting my head around.

The assignments have been interesting to do for many reasons:

  • people just didn’t want to speak on tape or camera, which made finding two people to interview quite tricky. It has however been a lesson in persistence and thinking outside the box to get a result.
  • tech as not been my friend through this assignment process. I have decent kit which i have used time and time again with no issue’s, the interviews went really well, i was happy with the framing and there were some interesting points made on each subject. When i put the card in the reader, something i have not clue what went wrong and the whole disk was corroded. with a bit of playing i got most of the visuals back from the first interview, but the sound was like white noise, and the second was just a fuzzy mess. My plan was to record both and see which was best for submission. The was one little ray of light, I recorded both interviews on my phone as well. The audio was not as good as would have been on the tape as that was hooked up with a clip mic, but it was something. It took about 2 hours to match the audio to the visual as the interview had to keep been stopped due to an ill child. Thank goodness both devices were at the same speed.

Video

For my video i was lucky enough to speak to a counsellor in Driffield. Mental health is always floating around in the news, however because Prince Harry had been in the media recently regarding his own mental health in his younger days. Was arranged at the weekend for me to go on Monday to film.

The interview took place at her address, so the opportunity for establishing shots was not there or really relevant.

We were aware that in reality there may be some interruptions, so we placed markers that would help with continuity when framing.

A blanket on the back of the sofa allowed me to a point of reference on one side, out of shot there was a coaster on the arm of the chair which she placed her hand over.

The aim of the interview was to speak about the provisions available in her local schools for children’s counselling.

It went well and there were some interesting points made.

The editing was ok, its not to where i would like it to be however, this is the beginning of the learning process.

Sound

This interview was with a very interesting guy, who owns Hull Rickshaws. He is the cities only rickshaw driver, and unfortunately as had to but his business on hold due to the restructuring of the roads in the city centre, he has however been working at Tasty Cafe in the marina and has new plans for the rickshaw.

Neil was wearing a clip mike through the whole interview which was attached to the camera (unfortunately). The quality is not what i would like it to be but it’s ok.

The editing on this was a very big, very steep learning curve as the only time i have used Audacity was the time in class.

i’m happyish with the results but again its been a learning process and i have defiantly learned a lot.

Sound Assignment

Full Interview

Cue 1

Hull city centre is almost orange barrier free, making walking around the city centre a pleasure once again.

Visitor numbers to the cities museums are hitting record highs, and this is all thanks to being City of Culture.

But one of Hulls most unique traders however,  has had to but his business on hold,

Neil from Hull Rickshaws explains what happened…

Cue 2,

The barriers are all but gone around Hull’s Fruit Market, with once empty buildings alive again.

New galleries are opening along side old faithfuls like Fruit in the creative heart of the city.

Cafe bars are thriving with the rise in visitor numbers, and for Hull Rickshaws this could be good news.

Doughnut Wrap

Hull Fruit Market is alive again. Businesses bring back to life old buildings that have stood empty for far to long.

New galleries are opening along side established venues such as Fruit in the creative heart of the city.

Cafe bars are thriving with the rise in visitor numbers, and for Hull Rickshaws this could be good news.

The City is going from strength to strength, sometimes you just need to look outside the box for a great new idea.

Assessment News Reports

Link / Lead In

“The mental health of the nations children have once again been brought to our attention.  Back in January Prime Minister Theresa May, spoke of plans to transform attitudes towards mental health. Then more recently, Prince Harry spoke about the years of suffering he went through after losing his beloved mother Princess Diana, when he was aged just 12, he said it was only in his late 20’s after seeking counselling that he has finally found peace.  Earlier I spoke to Driffield based counsellor Ann Haywood about what services are available to children and young people in her area, and what the benefits are.”

Ulay Voice Over

“As the mental health of children is brought back into the spotlight, we look at the counselling provisions in our schools. A local Driffield counsellor tells of the provisions in the local area, and remind ourselves of a promise made by Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year”